Friday, February 25, 2011

D.L.

4:30 pm: Signs of Spring

Thursday, February 24, 2011

D.L.

9:15 am: If she had a say, this is where these would always be


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our new typical evenings...

Are usually spent at the beach. You can tell that we are the new ones in town because we are the only ones at the beach when it is below 70. We see the occasional walker in full winter attire but that is about it!
Typically we are at the beach within 10 minutes of when Dustin gets home from work. And usaully it is our 2nd time there. Dustin gets up early and goes before work and the kids and I usually go and play sometime during the day. These two love birds usually spend their time there hand in hand...
Besides the PDA between Dustin and Maeta, this is what we do...
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I know, pathetic!
We also do this...
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D.L.

12:00 pm: Mischief during rest time

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm falling in love...

With this weather and the ocean. We had such a wonderful day with Sue and Ward's family at their club house which is right on the ocean today. It was perfectly sunny and in the 70's. Which to us Minnesotans felt very warm!!!! The kids love the beach every time we go. Maeta darts for the water nonstop and Soren plays race with the waves and loves to play in the sand.
Maeta started the day with pants and a long sleeve shirt, but by the end she was just in a diaper. Every fall into the water meant wet clothes!
Soren loves to play with Cassie. He thinks she is pretty fun!
They were using nets to catch minnows!
The day ended when both Soren and Maeta got completely wet. The water is a little too cold to be drenched in it!
Yes, I could get use to days at the beach!

Friday, February 18, 2011

D.L.

4:15 pm



Maeta style...

You start by acting all shy...
But are full of smiles even behind that paci...
You get a bit more comfortable...
Play peek-a-boo...
Ham it up...
You flash your adorable huge "Sharon" (Nana) smile...
You show me where your teeth are...
You show me how you can be cute standing on the stairs...
And then you fall face first down the stairs onto bricks...
And mom makes you still take pictures...
Poor thing has a pretty big bruise on her forehead, but is playing like normal!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Problem...

Those curtains I showed you earlier, they came in today. Yep, they are sea foam green????? How did that happen? How did they look so blue online and end up being very very green, but not a pretty green at all. Yikes. I think I will be returning these. Bumber, I was excited for the blue!

D.L.

5:00 pm: the view during my run


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

D.L.

9:00 am


Maeta talking

Here are some of Maeta's words. She is starting to talk a lot!
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

D.L. x 2 (oops I forgot Monday's)

10:00 am: Missing this

11:30 am: trying to drink more of this and less pop!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A great birthday/Valentine's Day....

Even though I am far far away from all my family and friends, I felt very loved on this birthday. Technology is such a blessing in this way. All the emails, phone calls, texts, facebook messages, and snail mail made sure I knew I was loved today. As did my family. Dustin showed me so much love today and blessed me so wonderfully with his time. He even took off work weeks ago to make sure he could be there all day on my birthday. That meant sooooo much to me, thank you honey. We had a wonderful, fun filled day.

I got to sleep in and have coffee and birthday pancakes all ready for me when I awoke.
The kids had so much fun opening their Valentine's day gifts
After breakfast we packed up and headed to Wilmington to spend the day in my new favorite town! We played for a couple hours on the beach...
The kids played with daddy while I relaxed, watched them laugh, and looked for shells.
I love my Valentine!
After visiting two beaches we went out for lunch and then I got to shop at Michaels for mantel decorations. What do you think? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! I thought I would hang the frame (which is on the floor in this picture) and fill it with Spring photos, but Dustin thinks it looks better without it. What do y'all think?
Thank you everyone for making me feel so loved today. It was funny because I called my mom tonight at the time they were racing to the hospital in labor with me and I told her to remember 27 years ago she was in the worst pain of her life right then!!! I can't believe my birth story. They left for the hospital at 6:15 pm and I was born by 7:35 pm. That was an intense hour for my mom. I can now fully understand what she went through (although mine wasn't as quick as that), but nature birth in general I now get! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU MOM!!!!!!! And I LOVE you too dad!!!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our weekend...

On Saturday morning we met up with Dustin's Aunt and her family to take the fairy over to an aquarium. Soren thought it was sooooo cool that we got to drive our car onto a boat!!!
Enjoying being out at sea!
Loving the boat...
When we got to the aquarium we saw a lot of sharks, fish, sea life, alligators, and more.
Dustin thought this would be really funny, Maeta didn't agree...
After the aquarium and lunch we went home and got Dustin's surf board and hit the beach. The waves were too small for surfing but I got in a wonderful run!
Sunday morning we got ready for church, isn't she just precious!!!
Before church we skated/walked while enjoying the beautiful brisk morning...
We even got in a baseball practice! Soren has been getting contact with the ball when we throw it to him and is very excited about this. So he always wants to practice baseball!
We met a lot of really nice couples and kids at church today. It is so nice having a church family come around you and welcome you into their church.
After church I napped Maeta while Dustin surfed and then we had a picnic.
Me and my gal pal...
and my little man...
and had more hitting practice...
A great weekend!